Sengkang West Bus Depot is a future bus depot located west of Sengkang West Road, to be built on currently undeveloped land near Seletar West Farmway 3. It is scheduled to be completed by 2023 and will be handed over to the successful tenderer of a currently-unknown bus package under the Bus Contracting Model (BCM).
|Name||Sengkang West Bus Depot|
|BCM Route Package||TBC|
|Type||Multi-storey bus depot|
Sengkang West Bus Depot is the fifth bus depot (after Ulu Pandan Bus Depot) that LTA developed and funded, as well as the first multi-storey bus depot commissioned by LTA (not counting East Coast Integrated Depot). The depot is intended to accommodate additional buses that are being introduced over the years, as the overall bus capacity increases under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) and Bus Contracting Model (BCM). The depot will be located along a westward extension of Sengkang West Avenue, to be built west of the current junction with Sengkang West Road, at the current location of Seletar West Farmway 3.
The location of Sengkang West Bus Depot was confirmed in April 2017 through the approval of changes to the URA Masterplan 2014. Contract DE133 for the Design and Construction of Sengkang West Bus Depot was published on 3 May 2018. The multi-story depot is designed for handling roughly 600 buses and will be equipped with parking spaces, refuelling and washing facilities, repair and maintenance facilities, and administrative offices to support day-to-day bus operations.
The bus package allocated to Sengkang West Bus Depot remains to be confirmed, but will very likely be allocated to Sengkang–Hougang Bus Package and as a replacement for Hougang Bus Depot. The route package is scheduled for contract renewal in 2021, which falls short of the depot’s expected completion date of 2023. However, future arrangements may see an extension of the Negotiated Contract period (i.e. operations under SBS Transit) prior to the transfer to the transfer of operations to any incoming operator, or a shift of depot operations midway through the Tendered Contract period.
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